Core-binding factors in hematopoiesis and immune function

Oncogene. 2004 May 24;23(24):4238-48. doi: 10.1038/sj.onc.1207763.

Abstract

Core binding factors are heterodimeric transcription factors containing a DNA binding Runx1, Runx2, or Runx3 subunit, along with a non DNA binding CBF beta subunit. All four subunits are required at one or more stages of hematopoiesis. This review describes the role of Runx1 and CBF beta in the initiation of hematopoiesis in the embryo, and in the emergence of hematopoietic stem cells. We also discuss the later stages of hematopoiesis for which members of the core binding factor family are required, as well as the recently described roles for these proteins in autoimmunity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Core Binding Factor Alpha 1 Subunit
  • Core Binding Factor Alpha 2 Subunit
  • Core Binding Factor Alpha 3 Subunit
  • Core Binding Factors
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics*
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • Hematopoiesis / genetics*
  • Hematopoiesis / physiology
  • Humans
  • Immune System / metabolism*
  • Lymphocytes / metabolism
  • Neoplasm Proteins / genetics*
  • Neoplasm Proteins / metabolism
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins / genetics*
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins / metabolism
  • Transcription Factor AP-2
  • Transcription Factors / genetics*
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism

Substances

  • Core Binding Factor Alpha 1 Subunit
  • Core Binding Factor Alpha 2 Subunit
  • Core Binding Factor Alpha 3 Subunit
  • Core Binding Factors
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Neoplasm Proteins
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins
  • RUNX1 protein, human
  • RUNX2 protein, human
  • Runx3 protein, human
  • Transcription Factor AP-2
  • Transcription Factors